Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the blog series where I share snippets from past and upcoming releases, and works-in-progress, and occasionally con author mates into joining in the fun.
Today I’m thrilled to welcome back historical romance author Anna Campbell. Regular followers will know what an Anna Campbell fangirl I am but here’s a tale for you. I’d never read an historical romance until I won a copy of Anna’s Tempt the Devil on a blog. I loved it and was so hooked I gobbled up all Anna’s previous novels and every release since. I’ve also gone on to read lots of other historical romance authors and fallen in love the with genre. All because of a book I won on a blog.
This, too, could be YOU. Yes, lovelies, there’s a giveaway. In fact, there are TWO GIVEAWAYS. So please give a hearty welcome to Anna and read on.
Hi Cathryn! Thank you so much for having me as your guest today. I love the Teaser Tuesday spot – it’s so great to get that delicious little taste of a book!
Winning Lord West, the third book in my Dashing Widows series, comes out on 30th April. I loved writing this story of childhood sweethearts reunited. If you’ve read the previous books in the series, The Seduction of Lord Stone and Tempting Mr. Townsend, you’ll know that Lady Crewe and Lord West have been circling each other for quite a while. It was great fun finally to bring them together.
The teaser takes place at a country house party before Silas and Caroline’s wedding. And I think this time round you can definitely say this is a teaser!
Fed up with Helena avoiding him, West invades her bedroom late one night. He wants to talk to her, but that’s not quite how things work out as attraction flares and sends good intentions right out the window!
“It’s a good thing I never knew what was under those dauntingly stylish gowns, or you’d have found yourself compromised well before this,” West said. “It was hard enough keeping my hands off you anyway.”
Helena looked gratifyingly intrigued. “Really?”
“Yes, really,” he said, as though he swore his life away. He drew a hairpin from the mass of black hair coiled at her nape. “With your hair like this, you remind me of a renaissance princess.”
Her mouth, red with kisses, quirked with familiar, endearing humor. “Lucretia Borgia?”
“Someone a little less murderous.” He removed two more pins. A silky skein of black snaked down across her shoulder. Delicately he lifted it and brought it to his lips, breathing deep. Her rich scent flooded his senses. Smoky. Female. Unforgettable. So true to the woman she was.
Through the busy years, and lovers who had meant far too little, as he now recognized with regret, he’d never forgotten Helena. She was endlessly fascinating, extraordinary. Salty and satisfying, where sugar palled.
She responded to his kiss with pleasing swiftness, and his brief kiss turned into something long and profound. He buried his hands in her hair. When he drew away, it tumbled loose around her slender shoulders.
He nibbled a path down her neck, feeling her shiver, as he disposed of corset and shift. At last he set his hands on her naked body. “You’re beautiful.”
She raised her chin and faced him proudly. Tall. Slender. Long-legged. Graceful as a young goddess. “I’m glad you like me.”
“I’ve always liked you.” His smile was wry. “Haven’t you worked that out yet?”
She didn’t answer. That was all right. Soon she’d admit her fondness for him.
While West took off his trousers, Helena perched on the bed to remove slippers and stockings. The sight of her bare calves and feet enthralled him. Odd how random, seemingly insignificant moments kept catching him on the raw.
Tomorrow he’d ponder reasons. Right now, Helena awaited. He cast away the last of his clothing and strode toward the lovely woman, watching wide-eyed from the luxurious bed.
You can read a longer excerpt and the blurb on my website.
Winning Lord West is only 99 cents on Amazon!
Here are the buy links:
Two people who comment today will win a Kindle download of Winning Lord West. No geographical restrictions. Do you like reunion romances? Why do you think they’re so popular? Do you have a favourite reunion romance? Right now, I think I’m going to go for Casablanca!
Good luck in the draw!
Please note: Giveaway closes midnight Friday AEST, 29th April 2016. Open to everyone, everywhere.
That’s two books and two winners, people, so get typing.